Welcome to the MMRRC at UNC

The MMRRC at UNC distributes and cryopreserves scientifically valuable, genetically engineered mouse strains and mouse ES cell lines with potential value for the genetics and biomedical research community. We are part of a national network of breeding and distribution facilities plus an information coordinating center serving together as NIH's premier repository of spontaneous and induced mutant mouse and cell lines. The MMRRC at UNC is supported by the National Institutes of Health.

"I believe MMRRC is an indispensable entity of the world-wide biomedical research enterprise. Mutant mouse lines are critical tools for basic and translational research that aims to understand the causes of human diseases and developing therapeutic interventions. MMRRC makes the large number of existing mutant mouse lines easily accessible to investigators world-wide. Moreover, a centralized storage of cryopreserved mouse lines is hundreds of times more cost-effective than storage in individual labs."
- Xinwei Cao, Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Please contact our Customer Service at mmrrc_service@med.unc.edu if you have any problems or questions about accessing the information you need. The sections listed below may be of interest.

Genotyping Protocols

A listing of the genotyping protocols available for strains held by MMRRC at UNC.

Health Reports

Health reports are available to all customers as PDFs and are updated as soon as new results are available.

Policy Information

All official MMRRC policy details can be found in this section.